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97 Ratings

Chartbeat

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Chartbeat is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability
  • Kissmetrics is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Chartbeat

91%
54 Ratings
8.7

Kissmetrics

87%
48 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Chartbeat

100%
5 Ratings
7.4

Kissmetrics

74%
27 Ratings

Usability

8.7

Chartbeat

87%
45 Ratings
7.1

Kissmetrics

71%
6 Ratings

Availability

Chartbeat

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Kissmetrics

83%
12 Ratings

Performance

Chartbeat

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Kissmetrics

85%
12 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Chartbeat

80%
11 Ratings
9.0

Kissmetrics

90%
18 Ratings

In-Person Training

Chartbeat

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Kissmetrics

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

Chartbeat

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Kissmetrics

86%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Chartbeat

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Kissmetrics

73%
14 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Chartbeat

If you are looking for a tool that tracks traffic, content performance, author performance, and reader retention with a relatively simple interface and gleaming graphics then this is for you. Trickier things like report generation are made much more seamless now, and except for some friction in the sidebar navigation –– I find it to be a pretty flawless tool that I would recommend to friends or others in the media field. It's just a basic necessity to understand content these days, so Chartbeat is a great tool at that!
Kaley Roshitsh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kissmetrics

[Kissmetrics is well suited for the] abandon cart scenario to re-engage users on the purchase journey. Engaging users to personalized content using the visit metrics derived from the data captured at each digital touch points. [Implementing] website campaign and journey orchestration is easy. You get visitor profile to segment upon using different visit metrics and action.
akshay kashyap | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Chartbeat

  • Provides easy at-a-glance look at what people are reading right now
  • Heads-up Display allows you to make sure the homepage is showing the content people want to read
  • Headline testing tool provides fascinating insight into what makes people read a story and improves headline-writing ability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kissmetrics

  • The more events you track and properties you send along, the more you can see how specific users use your product/service. The user based timeline gives you a perfect start point to get in touch with users, because you can see where they get stuck.
  • Tracking your traffic sources and how they influence conversions is awesome. You can get a perfect view of how much a traffic source contributes to revenue.
  • Funnel reports give you more insights into micro and macro conversion steps and give you actionable data to work with.
  • Customer support!
Joris Brabants | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Chartbeat

  • Source of traffic needs improvement. Search and social make sense, but "internal" and "links" is a grey area. It would be helpful to define those with an organization and provide an information icon so users can easily remember what each of those buckets is tracking.
  • More ways to customize the real-time board. For example, with video content, that's great that I can see a user has started a video, but what is the completion rate, was that only on O&O or can that track Facebook, too?
  • Would like to see demo (age) information included as a way to slice the data so I can see what's working with my older and younger demo.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kissmetrics

  • Installing.... yes this is also a negative. While you can install and have the program running in minutes, if you use Unbounce, the form tracking process is quite complicated!
  • Updates... I feel like the product updates have slowed a lot lately. Thankfully, the product functionality is so amazing that it hasn't impeded the use of it. However, it is still disappointing to see less frequent software updates.
  • Occasionally clunky UI... there are a few reports that are really easy to mess up and leave you scratching your head on why it isn't showing you any data.
Aaron Treguboff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Chartbeat

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Chartbeat Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Kissmetrics

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$1,500

Starting Price

$150 per month

Kissmetrics Editions & Modules

Edition
Growth$5001
Power$8501
EnterpriseCustom1
  1. Monthly Tracked People
Additional Pricing Details
What are Monthly Tracked People? Monthly Tracked People are unique visitors that engage in an Event on your website or with your product, that gets tracked by you in Kissmetrics. Monthly Tracked People can be anonymous or identified.

Likelihood to Renew

Chartbeat

Chartbeat 10.0
Based on 5 answers
I gave Chartbeat a 5 for a renewal rating, because, while it delivers clear and understandable content, Google Analytics also provides many of the same features for free. For a small to medium website, I believe it would be more cost effective to use Google Analytics. A website with a high amount of traffic, however, could merit spending the money on Chartbeat to maximize their potential.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 7.4
Based on 27 answers
Price sensitivity and the different choices that now exist in the Analytics industry. I think it makes sense for us sometime this year to rethink our analytics strategy to see how we may leverage the best of GA (which has included lots of new features and updates the past years_, Kiss and other tools as need be
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Chartbeat

Chartbeat 8.7
Based on 45 answers
It's easy to use and understand, which can't be said for all data-tracking sites that I've used in the past. It's easy for me to navigate and I didn't need to Google anything in order to find what I needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 7.1
Based on 6 answers
Right after login, you'll get to a dashboard which shows you a quick view on how your business is doing across the events you are tracking. There is no need to dig deeper than that unless you want to, in which case it's very easy to do so just by clicking on the metric on which you want more information. The interface is very intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Chartbeat

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 8.3
Based on 12 answers
The application was very rarely down; during the period we used the application, I can think of only two or three occasions in which the site was down. Notably, at no time was the the performance of our own site compromised as a result.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Chartbeat

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 8.5
Based on 12 answers
Speed improved dramatically as the service matured. Early iterations of the publicly-released application would occasionally provide slow processing of results, but those delays became much rarer occurrences during the last year that we used KISSmetrics. One of the more impressive views (which started out feeling more like a toy) is the live view of visits. Knowing that you could see, in real time, what events a user triggered, was gratifying and instructive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Chartbeat

Chartbeat 8.0
Based on 11 answers
I have had limited experience of support for Chartbeat but whenever I have needed help it has been there. Recently there was an issue of seeing different forms of data in real time - app and otherwise effectively, and the issue was being clearly dealt with and communicated back to us.
Graeme Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 9.0
Based on 18 answers
Our front-line product support person (Mika) is great. She is responsive and great to work with.

However, the data accuracy issue described earlier is the reason for the low score here. This issue was escalated from front-line to support to level 2 technical support and then it disappeared into a black hole. Escalations, in general, do not go well. We get no response for days, or I have to chase things down. This is not acceptable. Marketing metrics are critically important to me and I need answers quickly. I cannot afford to wait around for days / weeks for a response.

Just to be clear, these comments only apply to escalated support issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Chartbeat

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Again, we were fortunate to work with KISSmetrics as they built their application, but Hiten, their CEO and founder, was incredibly helpful to me personally, and to our metrics-driven business as a whole, as we adopted their tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Chartbeat

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 8.6
Based on 3 answers
I loved this aspect of the product. It wasn't just that the documentation and online tutorials are great - which they are - the on-boarding process though was really stellar. Once you have set everything up, you get a welcome message followed by a step-by-step guide to get you started that is built right into the product interface. For example, the UI asks you to first do X, and then copy this code snippet and send it to your developer who will know what to do with it. When you come back after the first interaction with the product, it continues the process by explaining right in the UI how to track events etc.This kind of step-by-step approach is incredibly efficient. Although there are various forms of supporting documentation (PDFs videos etc) to support every step, you don't really need them. This approach means that you are up and running very quickly with virtually no training time or documentation consultation. Highly efficient process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Chartbeat

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 7.3
Based on 14 answers
In order to build trackability down to revenue, there was quite a lot of work to integrate Kissmetrics with our software and internal process. We had to build the hooks so that Kissmetrics could call back into our software and billing system, etc.. However, we didn't need additional expertise to do this. Once you understand the API, and you own systems, making it work is not too difficult. We did not require an outside consultant or anything like that
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Chartbeat

Chartbeat really remains the gold standard in the tracking, measurement and display of realtime engagement metrics. If your site has sufficient audience benefit from immediate changes in content programming, display and design, it's a great tool with a highly refined and intuitive user experience. Plus, it's API allows for broad integration.
Kurt Gessler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics is a next-level step up for people who are used to getting their tracking and reporting from Google Analytics or Shopify's CMS. While HubSpot arguably has a better user interface, Kissmetrics certainly has the power and usability necessary to track important conversion data and help you make better marketing decisions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Chartbeat

  • I do not have access to the financial arrangements in place, but I would view Chartbeat as a key tool for the company with significant advantages over other analytical software.
  • Continued enhancement of the product, for instance picture previewer, would provide additional value to the service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kissmetrics

  • Unfortunately for this client (small business) the cost of Kissmetrics was just too prohibitive. But it's obvious that for a larger company that can afford it, the data would be invaluable to gain more insight in how to gain more active users and orders for a funnel.
  • The data provided really increases an understanding of how best to provide the right experience for the users...happy users equals increase in ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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